Schedule 1 applications provide an important way of ensuring children's financial needs are met where their parents are not married.
This fully updated book is a comprehensive guide to the practice, law and procedure in respect of Schedule 1 applications and includes relevant legislation, rules and case summaries plus sample forms and orders.
Essential reading for all family lawyers dealing with this rapidly developing area of law.
From the previous edition
To the unwitting, amongst whom I unhesitatingly include myself, it comes as an agreeable surprise to discover that a whole book can profitably be written about Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989. Added to which, the further I read in the clear text of this book, the more interested and informed I became.
It was, therefore, with no sense of surprise that I found the authors had – as all good practitioners should – scoured www.bailli.org
and had caught up with my decision in M v V  EWHC 1453 (Fam), which they neatly summarise, whilst tactfully keeping their thoughts about it to themselves.
This is a helpful, clearly written practitioner’s book on a subject which, since the famous judgment of Ward J (as he then was) in Delaney v Delaney  2 FLR 457 (a judgment which, anecdotally – in particular the passage at 461E–G – incurred the then Prime Minister’s wrath and hastened the passing of the Child Support Act), many practitioners, wrongly as it now seems, have ignored as no longer their province or the province of the courts.
The authors are all practising members of the Bar, and have produced a clear and useful book. I wish both it and them well.
18 July 2010
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